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The Sea Is All I Know Press Kit


Sara……………Melissa Leo
Sonny………….Peter Gerety
Angelina………Kelly Hutchinson
Priest…………..David Lansbury



Melissa Leo received an Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award for her tour de force performance in THE FIGHTER. She also received Oscar and SAG nominations for her starring role in FROZEN RIVER for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and a Spotlight Award from the National Board of Review among countless other accolades.

Leo shared a Best Ensemble acting award from the Phoenix Film Critics Society for her outstanding work in 21GRAMS opposite Benicio del Toro and Sean Penn. Her most re- cent films include CONVICTION, opposite Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell and WELCOME TO THE RILEYS’ opposite James Gandolfini and Kristen Stewart. Other notable film work includes THE THREE BURIALS OF MELQUIADES ESTRADA in which she starred opposite Dwight Yoakam and Tommy Lee Jones, and HIDE AND SEEK in which she starred opposite Robert DeNiro.

Leo can be seen in the upcoming films RED STATE written and directed by Kevin Smith, SEVEN DAYS IN UTOPIA opposite Robert Duvall and in MILDRED PEIRCE the HBO minise- ries directed by Todd Haynes in which Melissa stars opposite Kate Winslett.

Leo’s television credits include the current HBO series TREME’ from executive producer Da- vid Simon, and she is known for her groundbreaking portrayal of Detective Kay Howard on HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREETS.

Leo studied Drama at Mount View Theatre School in London, England and later at the SUNY Purchase Acting Program.


Peter Gerety has had a prolific career, appearing in over 30 movies: Clint Eastwood’s CHANGLING, Mike Nichol’s CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, Robert Redford’s LEGEND OF BAG- GER VANCE, Stephen Gaghan’s SYRIANA, Spike Lee’s INSIDE MAN, George Clooney’s LEATHERHEADS, Kimberly Pierce’s STOP- LOSS, James Ivory’s SURVIVING PICASSO, HOL- LYWOOD ENDING and THE CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION both directed by Woody Allen, and PEOPLE I KNOW with Al Pacino.

On television Peter left an indelible impression as Det. Stu Garty on HOMICIDE, as well as the critically acclaimed show THE WIRE. He currently can be seen in 3 television series RU- BICON, MERCY and BROTHERS AND SISTERS. He has also been seen in LAW AND ORDER (all versions), the WB’s BEDFORD DIARIES, CONVICTION, THE JOB, THIRD WATCH, and he recurred as Dick Knight on ED.

On Broadway Peter was seen in Martin McDonaugh’s LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, as well as NEVER GONNA DANCE, MACBETH, CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FATHER, and in Pinter’s T HOTHOUSE. Off-Bway credits include; Susan Lori-Park’s FUCKING A, FURTHER THAN THE FURTHEST THING, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, and HENRY V with Liev Schreiber.

Peter spent a good number of years acting and directing with both Trinity Repertory of Providence, and the Dallas Theater Center.


Kelly Hutchinson made her Broadway debut in MACBETH starring Kelsey Grammer and Peter Gerety. She has worked extensively on the stage, both on Broadway and off, origi- nating the role of Priscilla Ceiling in the world premiere of Tony Kushner’s HOMEBODY/ KABUL at the New York Theatre workshop. Kelly recently appeared in the premiere pro- duction of Richard Nelson’s HOW SHAKESPEARE WON THE WEST at the Huntington Theatre. Regionally she has worked at Yale Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, the McCarter Theatre, and many others.

Kelly had a recurring role on Comedy Central’s STRANGERS WITH CANDY, guest leads on LAW AND ORDER, LAW AND ORDER:SVU, HACK and THE JURY. On film, Kelly recently appeared opposite Jim True Frost and Laila Robbins in SLIPPERY SLOPE. She can also be seen in Steven Spielberg’s CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and Sidney Lumet’s CRUEL AND UNUSUAL for HBO.

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